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post #16 of 54

Hi,

 

You should read MalVeaux's post here: (post #7)

http://www.head-fi.org/t/551826/beyerdynamic-dt990-pro-vs-premium-price

 

It is quite hard to make a 'final list' because some headphones sound great with some recordings and other headphones with other recordings. Even if we are talking about classical music only.
As some examples, I find most Telarc recordings to sound great through 'bright' headphones, but for some Chesky recordings I often prefer a less bright headphone. To my likings, Mahler benefits from upfront mids, then I prefer DT880 or Takstar Hi-2050 over DT990 for his music. On the other hand, DT990 sound simply amazing with the sound of cellos thanks to their detailed and textured mids and also benefits of their better separation and soundstage for most well recorded piano and violin concertos.

 

Best Luck!

post #17 of 54
Thread Starter 

ok so its basically only the look and seal. I know its hard to make list objectively but i want to know what would be your picks if u had the same need and budget as i :)

post #18 of 54

Sennheiser HD 449 seems to be great for classic music.

Mind you, it has developed a great bass for rock as well. 

post #19 of 54
I pick DT990 over DT880 because I enjoy its sound more. But I would pick any of them over HD598 because I prefer Made in Germany products instead of made in China. If I had to choose a Sennheiser headphone I would pick HD600/650 but most pepole agree that these are not a great deal at its regular price (400/500).
I can't talk about Sony Ma900. I haven't even read much about them but they seem to be also a good pick.

What I really think is that you can't go wrong with any of this headphones. Pick the one you think you will enjoy the most, find those recordings that make them shine and enjoy your new headphones!
Edited by Me x3 - 12/24/13 at 10:08am
post #20 of 54
Out of three of the four you're considering,* I'd choose either HD598 or DT880. I'm thinking of it (loosely) as a risk-return ratio. DT880 is clearer sounding and better built, but more likely to annoy you, especially if you don't EQ. So HD598 would be a safer choice.
* I haven't heard MA900 yet.

Edited by Claritas - 12/25/13 at 12:07am
post #21 of 54
Thread Starter 

Tnx for the answers guys!
At last i decided to pick ma900 everyone seems to be thrilled. Can u suggest me best place to shop it (best price) in Europe i can ship it to Netheralnds, my friend will bring them to me at january 10th no customs no vats, right, if i buy it inside EU. I have founded those http://www.amazon.co.uk/Sony-MDRMA900-AE-Home-Headphones/dp/B007I1QXX2 but i dont know if they are authorized dealer and if they are reliable havent shopped from Amazon before. Looking forward for fast answers  

post #22 of 54
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 I don't recommend DT990 over them for classical because it's less neutral.

 

 

Have you listend to a DT 990 before , if not then let's keep negative opinions out of the thread for now 

 

Yes the DT 990 is a little less neutral than the DT 880, but I found the DT 990 did classical a little better. The bass had a nice bit of punch to it and the increased sound stage and air throught the entire headphone was wonderful for classical! On paper you'd think the DT 880 would be the better headphone for the genre, but from some one who owned both for a year, I liked the DT 990 better for classical 


Edited by Mshenay - 12/25/13 at 7:53am
post #23 of 54
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 I don't recommend DT990 over them for classical because it's less neutral.

Have you listend to a DT 990 before lol, if not then keep your opinions to your self :3

 

Yes the DT 990 is a little less neutral than the DT 880, but I found the DT 990 did classical a little better. The bass had a nice bit of punch to it and the increased sound stage and air throught the entire headphone was wonderful for classical! On paper you'd think the DT 880 would be the better headphone for the genre, but from some one who owned both for a year, I liked the DT 990 better for classical 

Agreed - neutrality does not mean 'NATURAL'[ity]. 

post #24 of 54
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Have you listend to a DT 990 before lol, if not then keep your opinions to your self :3

 

I've already written twice in this thread alone that I can't comment on MA900 precisely because I haven't heard it yet, so I don't understand you. You're welcome to disagree with anyone's opinion, but show everyone due respect.


Edited by Claritas - 12/25/13 at 7:50am
post #25 of 54
Thread Starter 

i think i will go with ma900 but whats best place to shop it in Europe online> I found some on amazon but the price is only 140 pounds so i am not sure if they are original (genuine product) and new couse at other places they are like 30% more I dont have shopping experience at Amazon. And they have this extension  .AE  - Sony MDRMA900.AE what does .AE mean?


Edited by markidjani - 12/25/13 at 7:50am
post #26 of 54
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Have you listend to a DT 990 before lol, if not then keep your opinions to your self :3

 

I've already written twice in this thread alone that I can't comment on MA900 precisely because I haven't heard it yet, so I don't know why you wrote that. You're welcome to disagree with anyone's opinion, but show everyone due respect.

Mshenay is often a wildly swinging blunt object around these forums - don't get too offended - it's all tongue-in-cheek.  ;)

I'm curious though - have you heard the DT990?

post #27 of 54
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I've already written twice in this thread alone that I can't comment on MA900 precisely because I haven't heard it yet, so I don't understand you. You're welcome to disagree with anyone's opinion, but show everyone due respect.

Oh indeed, I get what your saying about the MA900, but forgive me for defending mah Beyers. Beyer fan boi here 

 

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Mshenay is often a wildly swinging blunt object around these forums - don't get too offended - it's all tongue-in-cheek.  ;)

I'm curious though - have you heard the DT990?

Oh yea sorry guilty as charged, trust me I take twice the abuse I dish out >.> I'll leave out some of the names I've been called. Ehmm I'm just getting emotional q.q the DT 990 was such a good headphone, make me cry inside when ppl say bad things about it! But if I'm being really ugly, feel free to shoot me a PM. I can take what ever abuse you can dish out via pm! 

 

 

But yea... have you listened to the DT 990? I mean for $150 new [granted it does need an amp] it's one of my favorite headphones for any one new to the hobby. A $55 Fioo E11 drives it nicely as well. Although it is open 


Edited by Mshenay - 12/25/13 at 8:01am
post #28 of 54

No problem, I understand. I guess I should love my headphones more. :D Yes about DT990, and it's good. When you find something you truly enjoy, that always feels good.

 

And though I make no secret of the fact that I usually prefer AKG (though it's playing catch up now), I know Beyer's one of the best firms. Did you know that they miked the German parliament?! Talk about confidence in their mids.

 

The main Beyers I haven't heard yet are T5 and T70. I'm curious about them because of my closed Grado thread.

post #29 of 54
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No problem, I understand. I guess I should love my headphones more. :D Yes about DT990, and it's good. When you find something you truly enjoy, that always feels good.

 

And though I make no secret of the fact that I usually prefer AKG (though it's playing catch up now), I know Beyer's one of the best firms. Did you know that they miked the German parliament?! Talk about confidence in their mids.

 

The main Beyers I haven't heard yet are T5 and T70. I'm curious about them because of my closed Grado thread.

Cool beans then, I enjoyed the K550 when I had it but the fit issues kinda scared me away from Akg :/ 

 

I'm mostly Audio Technica, Beyer, Hifiman and Fostex guy my self. I'd like to try Azude when I get the cash one day >.> 

 

that said, the open back AKG might be worth while too! I've not heard them so I can't say much. I will say the K550 was nice for classical, even though it was closed back. Not ot mention an open back AKG shouldn't have to many issues with Seal and fit 

post #30 of 54
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Cool beans then, I enjoyed the K550 when I had it but the fit issues kinda scared me away from Akg :/

K550 scared me away too--and I haven't even tried it. I think it'll be too big.
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